Module with DSC Resources for Remote Desktop Session Host

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DesiredStateConfiguration DSC DSCResourceKit DSCResource


xRDCertificateConfiguration xRDGatewayConfiguration xRDLicenseConfiguration xRDRemoteApp xRDServer xRDSessionCollection xRDSessionCollectionConfiguration xRDsessionDeployment


This module has no dependencies.

Release Notes

## [2.0.0-preview0006] - 2020-09-29

### Changed

- Updated filename for CHANGELOG.MD to CHANGELOG.md

## 2.0.0

### Added

- xRemoteDesktopSessionHost
 - Added automatic release with a new CI pipeline.
 - Added DSC HQRM Tests
- xRDCertificateConfiguration
 - New resource to configure the used certificate on a deployment

### Changed

- Changes to xRDSessionCollectionConfiguration
 - Fixing comparison of some RD Session Collection Configuration properties and
   supplied parameters by moving to the DscResource.Common `Test-DscParameterState` cmdlet.
   ([issue #82](https://github.com/dsccommunity/xRemoteDesktopSessionHost/issues/82)).
- Changes to xRDSessionDeployment
 - Fixing Get-TargetResource to target the connection broker, instead of
   assuming localhost
- Changes to xRDServer
 - Changed resouce key from Server alone to Role + Server.
   This allows the resource to be used multiple times for different roles on
   the same server. (Issue #62)
- Changes to xRemoteApp
 - Fix xRDRemoteApp Test-TargetResource to not test PowerShell common parameters
- Changes to tests
 - Pin tests to use Pester v4 instead of latest (v5)


- Changes to xRDRemoteApp
 - Fixing typo in parameter name when calling the function ValidateCustomModeParameters (issue #50).
- Changes to xRDSessionDeployment
 - When RDMS service does not exist the Get-TargetResource will no longer throw an error (issue #47).
- Rename Tests/Unit folder to use upper case on first letter.
- Update appveyor.yml to use the default template.
- Added default template files .codecov.yml, .gitattributes, and .gitignore, and
 .vscode folder.
- xRDSessionCollectionConfiguration:
 - Changed CollectionName variable validation max length to 256
- xRDSessionCollection
 - Changed CollectionName variable validation max length to 256
- xRDRemoteApp
 - Changed CollectionName variable validation max length to 256


- Changes to xRDSessionDeployment
 - Fixed issue where an initial deployment failed due to a convert to lowercase (issue #39).
 - Added unit tests to test Get, Test and Set results in this resource.
- Change to xRDRemoteApp
 - Fixed issue where this resource ignored the CollectionName provided in the parameters (issue #41).
 - Changed key values in schema.mof to only Alias and CollectionName, DisplayName and FilePath are not key values.
 - Added Ensure property (Absent or Present) to enable removal of RemoteApps.
 - Added unit tests to test Get, Test and Set results in this resource.


- Added additional resources, copied from the [Azure RDS quickstart templates](https://github.com/Azure/RDS-Templates).
- xRDSessionCollection:
 - Fixed call to Add-RDSessionHost in Set-TargetResource by properly removing CollectionDescription from PSBoundParameters (issue #28)
 - Fixed bug on Get-TargetResource that did return any collection instead of the one collection the user asked for (issue #27)
 - Added unit tests to test Get, Test and Set results in this resource


- xRDSessionCollectionConfiguration: Add support to configure UserProfileDisks on Windows Server 2016


- Fix issue where DSC configuration gets into a reboot loop because sessionhost does not match (casing) and RDMS service is not started in time


- Updated CollectionName parameter to validate length between 1 and 15 characters, and added tests to verify.


- Converted appveyor.yml to install Pester from PSGallery instead of from Chocolatey.


- Fixed an issue with version checks where OS version greater than 9 would fail (Windows 10/Server 2016)


- Fixed encoding

## 1.0.1


- Initial release with the following resources
 - xRDSessionDeployment
 - xRDSessionCollection
 - xRDSessionCollectionConfiguration
 - xRDRemoteApp

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
2.0.0 82,677 9/29/2020
2.0.0-previe... (current version) 1,378 9/29/2020
2.0.0-previe... 2,364 3/25/2020
2.0.0-previe... 5 3/25/2020
2.0.0-previe... 28 1/3/2020 89,006 9/19/2019 163,933 9/5/2018 11,456 7/25/2018 11,786 6/13/2018 2,335 12/20/2017 14,230 3/8/2017 1,042 11/2/2016 1,436 3/31/2016 1,374 9/11/2015
1.0.1 442 5/13/2014
1.0 40 4/8/2014